Re: Is it possible to suspend to disk with geli+Root on ZFS installation

2013-09-28 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 05:37:55PM +1000, yudi v wrote: Hi all, Is it possible to suspend to disk (hibernate) when using geli for full disk encryption. As far as I can tell, FreeBSD doesn't support suspend to disk on all architectures. On amd64 the necessary infrastructure doesn't exist,

Re: Voice Mail required QuickTime

2013-09-26 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 01:54:34PM -0400, Carmel wrote: I have a voice mail account with Time Warner Cable. I can access the account from my home telephone, Windows PC, etcetera, but not from my FreeBSD machine. This error message pops up when I try to play the recording on the web site: To

Re: Getting tlmgr working

2013-09-16 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 06:04:03PM -0400, Jerry wrote: Has there been any movement on getting tlmgr working on FreeBSD? The inability to get and install updates is annoying. Basically there are two ways of dealing with TeXLive; 1) Install it from ports. This also means using ports to update

Re: Getting tlmgr working

2013-09-16 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 07:59:32AM -0400, Jerry wrote: On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:26:09 +0200 Roland Smith articulated: On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 06:04:03PM -0400, Jerry wrote: Has there been any movement on getting tlmgr working on FreeBSD? The inability to get and install updates

Re: Migration TeX/LaTeX: from teTeX -- TeXlive

2013-09-16 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 01:57:51AM +0200, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:00:22 +0200, Roland Smith wrote: Personally I don't think TeX is a good fit for the ports tree (because of duplication of effort). I have to add that I think that the chosen strategy (provide a full port

Re: Migration TeX/LaTeX: from teTeX -- TeXlive

2013-09-15 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 02:22:12PM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote: I use for my day to day work teTeX, but I run more and more into several limitations due to the fact, teTeX isn't any more (and regretably) maintained/developed by Th. Esser (that is what I know). Upstream teTeX has indeed been

Re: ufs recovery

2013-09-08 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Sep 08, 2013 at 10:46:35AM +0200, Laszlo Danielisz wrote: Hi, By mistake I forgot to edit my crontab on my FreeBSD 8.3 after I took out one of the hard drives. I had a little rsync script which I used to synchronise a directory between those two hard drives, because one of the hard

Re: Tex Live vs. print/texlive-full (was Re: texlive and package updating)

2013-08-19 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 08:43:13AM +0200, Aymeric Mansoux wrote: Hello, On Sat, August 10, 2013 6:03 pm, Nikola Pavlović wrote: On 09/08/13 18:40, Tim Daneliuk wrote: I've given up on all OS distribution-based TexLive drops. I install texlive manually from their installer Same here. I

Re: undelete files in msdosfs

2013-08-19 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 09:28:03PM +0200, Polytropon wrote: On Sun, 18 Aug 2013 19:00:39 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote: After a nice day in the fields, my wife deleted accidently the pictures in her cam; the microSD mounts fine in FreeBSD as -t msdosfs; do we have some FreeBSD 10-CUR tool to

Re: copying milllions of small files and millions of dirs

2013-08-15 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 11:13:25AM -0700, aurfalien wrote: Hi all, Is there a faster way to copy files over NFS? Can you log into your NAS with ssh or telnet? It so I would suggest using tar(1) and nc(1). It has been a while since I measured it, but IIRC the combination of tar (without

Re: SolarFlare 10GB card

2013-08-12 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 10:47:27AM -0700, aurfalien wrote: Hi all, We've a brand spanking new SolarFlare 10GB nic for use with our beast of a server. However the vendor support page says the driver is in beta. If you look in the download[1], you'll see that the driver is named sfxge. It

Re: Convert flat PDF to interactive PDF

2013-07-21 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 03:18:19PM -0400, Jerry wrote: I am looking for an application that can convert a standard flat PDF file into an interactive PDF. I can locate several that work under MS Windows, including Acrobat XI; however, I was trying to find one that will work under KDE on

Re: gvim GUI cannot be used

2013-07-05 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 05:41:11PM +0200, Raphael Ahrens wrote: Ahh, thank you. ke...@kpa.biglobe.ne.jp wrote on Sat, 06.Jul.13 00:03: Hi, On Fri, 5 Jul 2013 14:11:41 +0200 Raphael Ahrens tant.sinnis...@googlemail.com wrote: When I execute cd /usr/ports/editors/vim; make config I

Re: filesystem advice

2013-05-21 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 06:43:25PM +0200, Pol Hallen wrote: Hi all and sorry for this (newbie) question. I study FreeBSD (I come from linux) and I'm not sure which filesystem use. My situation: install a fileserver (samba) for 3 clients and put it as gateway/server on internet (ssh, and

Re: can't compile lang/gcc port

2013-05-14 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 03:59:26PM +0200, Xavier wrote: Hi to all, I can't compile lang/gcc port. The last lines of error: Unfortunately the real error happens _above_ the lines that you showed. else \ exit 1; \ fi; \ else true; \ fi; \ fi;

Re: can't compile lang/gcc port

2013-05-14 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 09:07:59PM +0200, Xavier wrote: There is probably a compiler error somewhere before the lines that you posted. Can you show a little bit more? I don't show more lines because the log is very long for paste here. I can send directly to your private email the

Re: Firefox is so slow

2013-04-29 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:18:57AM +0200, David Demelier wrote: Hi, I used to love firefox in the early days, when I started using Linux around 2003-2004. It was so fast. Now it's just amazing how long does it take to start. On my machine : intel i3 540, 2G of RAM and FreeBSD 9.1 it takes

correct way for installing python extensions for 3.3?

2012-12-28 Thread Roland Smith
Currently I'm using python 2.7.3 because numpy required it. It seems that numpy some other extensions can now be installed for python3. Numpy for python 2.7.3 is already installed, and now I want to install it for python 3.3 as well. I'm just not sure how to do that? Reading

Re: exclude directories from find command

2012-12-22 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 06:22:44AM -0800, Jack Mc Lauren wrote: Hi fellas How can I exclude specific directories from my find command ? I want to look for all files in the whole system except for those in e.g /extra directory.  I use this command to find all files, but how can I exclude

Re: printing jpeg slides to a Postscript printer

2012-06-25 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:15:36AM +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote: Hello, I have 10 jpeg slides (screen shoots) and I want to print them to a Postscript printer (CUPS controlled), on each page 2 slides. I know I could make some presentation from them or wrap them into a HTML file, but I was

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 06:37:17PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:47:40PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:03AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which

Re: backup tools

2012-06-22 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:03AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which will not be connected to the network by any kind of schedule, so backups will be initiated manually rather than by cron or other

Re: how do I fix this?

2012-06-06 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 03:34:27PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 08:04:35AM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: what I want to do is get as current as possible and then install 7.5. and stay there. 7.5 what? Do you mean Xorg? Please try and be specific

Re: how do I fix this?

2012-06-05 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 09:53:11PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: Subject: Re: how do I fix this? To: FreeBSD freebsd-questions@freebsd.org X-Mailer: Claws Mail 3.8.0 (GTK+ 2.24.6; amd64-portbld-freebsd8.3) On Mon, 4 Jun 2012 14:43:08 -0700 Gary Kline articulated: from portupgrade, I

[SOLVED] Re: optionsng ignores /var/db/ports/portname/options

2012-06-04 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 09:10:03PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: On Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 07:18:26PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: On 03/06/2012 17:05, Roland Smith wrote: I've used 'make config' to set the PYCAIO option to on; slackbox# cat /var/db/ports/py27-py-stl/options # This file

Re: [SOLVED] Re: optionsng ignores /var/db/ports/portname/options

2012-06-04 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 04:01:27PM -0400, Greg Larkin wrote: Well, it was a bug, but not particularly in showconfig alone, see below. If not, then something odd is happening, as your port looks perfectly OK to me. Are you using a ports tree updated within about the last 48 hours or

Re: [SOLVED] Re: optionsng ignores /var/db/ports/portname/options

2012-06-04 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 09:36:35PM -0400, Greg Larkin wrote: Hi Roland, I don't think you want to hardcode the py27- in the variable assignment, since it ties the filename to a specific version of Python. Check PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX, and it should adjust itself as the Python version

optionsng ignores /var/db/ports/portname/options

2012-06-03 Thread Roland Smith
Hi, With the release of the new options framework for ports, I've run into a problem trying to convert one of my ports. The nature of the problem is that the port seems to ignore the setting stored in /var/db/ports/portname/options: I've used 'make config' to set the PYCAIO option to on;

Re: optionsng ignores /var/db/ports/portname/options

2012-06-03 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 07:18:26PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: On 03/06/2012 17:05, Roland Smith wrote: I've used 'make config' to set the PYCAIO option to on; slackbox# cat /var/db/ports/py27-py-stl/options # This file is auto-generated by 'make config'. # Options for py27-py-stl-3.1

Re: newfs on a SSD

2012-05-29 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 09:01:33AM +0200, Christer Solskogen wrote: After years of waiting for a decent price on one of these I finally got one. The questions is, which options should I use on a SSD that will be / on my system. I see that newfs supports TRIM, so that will be turned on, but

Re: error: libm.so.4 needed by libspeex may conflict w libm.so.5

2012-05-09 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 09:04:18PM -0400, David Banning wrote: while attempting to build and install mplayer under FreeBSD Release 8.2 I get the error; /usr/local/bin/ld: warning: libm.so.4, needed by /usr/local/lib/libspeex.so, may conflict with libm.so.5 /usr/local/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so:

Re: Best practices about Jails

2012-04-04 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 10:16:37AM +0200, Andrea Venturoli wrote: Hello. Plase forgive the long post and the amount of questions, but I'm new to jails and I'd like to be sure of what I'm doing before deploying more than a test one. Right now I need to run a commercial Java app, which,

Re: modem

2012-04-03 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 04:49:55PM -0700, tim smith wrote: My us robotics serial modem worked without issue on previous freebsd versions. With 9, user ppp term, I get /dev/cuau0/ device failed to open * If you have built a custom kernel, check that the kernel config includes the uart

Re: Can't install WindowMaker

2012-03-11 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 09:17:50AM +0100, Sabine Baer wrote: Sorry if I'm totally wrong here but I don't know where to ask. Posting this to questions is fine, IMO. freebsd-ports would also be appropriate. I'm using WindowMaker as my window manager for some years. I do not remember why, but

Re: Dynamic Libraries

2012-03-07 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 12:53:13AM -0800, Doug Hardie wrote: All this works just fine on i386. However, when I compile everything on AMD64 I get an error message that says the lower level library needs to be compiled with fPIC. If I add that to the Makefile for the lower level library and

Re: fvwm-2.6.4 dumps core on 9.0-RELEASE

2012-02-20 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 08:58:28PM +0900, WATANABE Kazuhiro wrote: Hi, all. I have updated my window manager (x11-wm/fvwm2) from 2.6.3 to 2.6.4. It compiled on 9.0-RELEASE/i386 with the default option settings. After the update, fvwm2 crashes randomly and dumps core. Does anyone have a

Re: Hardware compatibility

2012-02-20 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 05:35:43PM +0100, Riccardo Garzelli wrote: Dear Information service I was thinking of purchasing a new laptop and I wanted to go for FreeBSD OS. Unfortunately I'm no brainer in Unix so I'd like to find a PC that can run FreeBSD 9.0 out of the box. The best way to

Re: Kamailio Sip Server Port Makefile

2012-02-08 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 12:09:15AM +0200, Serhat Akca wrote: Hello Is there any port that I can compile Kamailio 3.2.2 ? Only the old version, openser is in ports as net/openser. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text

Re: on hammer's, security, and centrifuges...

2012-02-07 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 07:03:50AM -0500, Henry Olyer wrote: So I was coding along... On my laptop, on session #1, and I get a notice that someone did an su. Except I'm the only user and I didn't have an ethernet cord connected. (And no, it wasn't me...) Were you using ppp by any chance?

Re: the WD USB 3.0 My Book Essential

2012-02-04 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 05:59:43PM -0500, Henry Olyer wrote: Ah!, I didn't know that some USB connectors (the receptacle on the computer side of the cable,) were for 3.0 and others for 2.0. How do I discover or test my USB receptacles? The plastic bits inside a USB 3 connector are usually

Re: Securely sharing directories between jails

2012-02-01 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 08:30:31AM +0100, Stas Verberkt wrote: L.S., I want to set up my system in a way where applications are clustered over jails, e.g. a httpd, smbd and dbmsd jail. However, in most cases I need to share data over the jails, which is stored on the host. Often, nullfs and

Re: release 9.0 and fvwm

2012-01-31 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 03:12:50AM -0800, Dan Strick wrote: I recently installed fvwm (i.e. /usr/ports/x11-wm/fvwm) under FreeBSD release 9.0 and noticed some problems. Fvwm consumes all available cpu time. The GoodStuff and FvwmWinList modules don't work. Otherwise it seems to work ok.

Re: Unable to upgrade packages on FreeBSD

2012-01-30 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:49:46PM +0100, Polytropon wrote: Binary packages are a big time saver and are more efficient. More efficient? Depends. In regards of installation, they're often faster. In regards of spped during operation... well, depends. :-) The binary packages are

Re: When I put up any version of FBSD I usually try to install Maxima. Which fails because the sub-install of gnuplot fails.

2012-01-28 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 02:57:02AM -0500, Henry Olyer wrote: When I put up any version of FBSD I usually try to install Maxima. Which fails because the sub-install of gnuplot fails. I go to through various work-arounds, different things. But Saturday I will be installing 9.0 and would

Re: When I put up any version of FBSD I usually try to install Maxima ...

2012-01-28 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 08:09:34PM +0100, Michel Talon wrote: Gnuplot is the prototypical example of a port which is badly managed. There are far too many dependencies which are absolutely *non necessary* There is absolutely no necessity of having TeX (in any form whatsoever) to run Gnuplot.

Re: When I put up any version of FBSD I usually try to install Maxima ...

2012-01-28 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 01:30:37AM +0100, Michel Talon wrote: Agreed. That is why it is an _option_ now. Yes but ON by default, which is the problem. It is even a bigger problem when you realize you would like using other versions of TeX than the standard one, for example you would

Re: When I put up any version of FBSD I usually try to install Maxima ...

2012-01-28 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 08:07:51PM -0600, Robert Bonomi wrote: Roland Smith rsm...@xs4all.nl wrote: On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 08:09:34PM +0100, Michel Talon wrote: occur, a port maintainer should only include the *strict minimum* dependencies necessary to make the port work

Re: what are the top python books?

2012-01-25 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 07:39:40PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote: guys, sorry if this is a re-request and a bit OT, but, it's seriously time i got myself in gear and bought or borrowed a book or CD // DVD that teaches python. i honestly do prefer ink+paper, but with one hand MIA, i need

Re: portmaster best practices

2012-01-24 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 03:49:05PM +0700, Victor Sudakov wrote: Generally I like to run 'portsnap fetch update' followed by 'portmaster -ai' (after reading /usr/ports/UPDATING) every week. This keeps the number of huge compilefests (like gettext updates :-() to a minimum. Has

Re: Clang - what is the story?

2012-01-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 08:54:32AM +, Matthew Seaman wrote: On 22/01/2012 22:53, Da Rock wrote: What part is that? I thought it had to be all c... Not at all. clang and llvm are themselves written in C++. However, it's groff that Roland mentioned as the canonical example of C++ in

Re: Clang - what is the story?

2012-01-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 08:53:36AM +1000, Da Rock wrote: On 01/23/12 07:26, Chad Perrin wrote: On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 09:33:02PM +0100, Roland Smith wrote: PCC is only a C compiler, and there is some C++ code (e.g. groff) in the base system. The FreeBSD port is marked as i386 and amd64

Re: portmaster best practices

2012-01-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 05:32:33PM +0700, Victor Sudakov wrote: Hello portmaster users, If portaudit shows that some installed packages have vulnerabilities, what do you usually do? It depends on the vulnerability and what the package does. I will de-install it if I think that the

Re: lang/lua fails to build on 9.0-STABLE amd64 - bug or config issue?

2012-01-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 04:22:30PM -0700, Lee Thomas wrote: Hello fellow FreeBSD users, I ran across an odd issue compiling lua from ports on amd64 with FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE, and I'm not sure whether it's a bug or incorrect configuration on my part. The lang/lua port throws a linker error,

Re: Clang - what is the story?

2012-01-22 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 05:37:48AM -0700, Chad Perrin wrote: PCC (Portable C Compiler), meanwhile, spent many years essentially unused PCC is only a C compiler, and there is some C++ code (e.g. groff) in the base system. The FreeBSD port is marked as i386 and amd64 only, even though other

Re: Cross building FreeBSD

2012-01-19 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 07:37:38AM +0100, Christer Solskogen wrote: Well, that is the question. How to copy those file over. Files have special chflags (for instance in /lib) Use BSD tar. It can handle flags. E.g. pipe the output from tar to netcat (nc) on the amd64 machine, and send it to

Re: Which Common Lisp port for FreeBSD/sparc64?

2012-01-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 09:50:54PM +0100, Michel Talon wrote: You can find various cmucl snapshots here: http://common-lisp.net/project/cmucl/downloads/snapshots/2012/01/ i think one of the authors has a sparc machine, and also runs maxima, so i would be confident that cmucl works OK on the

Re: Cross building FreeBSD

2012-01-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 01:40:02PM +0100, Christer Solskogen wrote: Hi! I've just installed FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE on my Mac Mini G4 (powerpc) - Can I use my other, and much faster, machine(amd64) to compile world and kernel to either populate /usr/obj or to generate base.txz, and kernel.txz?

Re: Which Common Lisp port for FreeBSD/sparc64?

2012-01-17 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 01:07:23AM +0100, C. P. Ghost wrote: Hi, is anyone running a Common Lisp port on FreeBSD/sparc64? I'm asking because none of our Common Lisp ports lang/clisp, lang/ccl, lang/cmucl, lang/sbcl compile on sparc64. The first thing to check is to comment out the

Re: Why do I feel like compact flash is more reliable than SSD ?

2011-12-30 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 11:13:24PM -0800, UFS User wrote: I have run a lot of different FreeBSD systems off (fileservers, firewalls, routers, etc.) off of compact flash cards[1] and have never had a CF part fail. Most of these were read-only mode, but some of them were left mounted 'rw'

Re: PolicyKit confusion

2011-12-24 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 12:23:17PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: On 12/24/11 11:34, Roland Smith wrote: On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 09:57:38AM +1000, Da Rock wrote: FreeBSD be default already does buffering in the VFS layer (unless you turn that off). I don't think that adding more buffering would

Re: PolicyKit confusion

2011-12-24 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 12:03:30PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: might render the application performing it unresponsive during that time. Bingo! Thats exactly the issue. Taking a look at FUSE I can see there are calls that FUSE_FSYNC which I would say is the closest to what is needed. The question

Re: PolicyKit confusion

2011-12-24 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 10:44:53PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: And yes, that will block write calls until they're truely done. You said that was slower too. A bit. But I think it is a good trade-off for filesystems on USB disks. It certainly circumvents a whole lot of problems with filesystem

Re: PolicyKit confusion

2011-12-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 02:18:19PM +1000, Da Rock wrote: This is doing my head in. :-) I'm trying to get my head around hal, dbus, and PolicyKit, and I've made some inroads on the basics, but I cannot get a few things happening. One: I managed to get network:/// smb shares working in

Re: PolicyKit confusion

2011-12-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 01:27:23AM +1000, Da Rock wrote: couldn't give a shit about network drives. One scenario is network goes down and I get a screenful of error messages- it annoys the shit out of me, let alone scaring illiterate users. If the network goes down, network drives won't

Re: PolicyKit confusion

2011-12-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 08:03:22AM +1000, Da Rock wrote: If the network goes down, network drives won't work. Your users will be sad/scared/frustrated with or without error messages, I'm guessing. Nah. They'd flip out a whole lot more when the screen literally fills with error messages and

Re: PolicyKit confusion

2011-12-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 09:57:38AM +1000, Da Rock wrote: FreeBSD be default already does buffering in the VFS layer (unless you turn that off). I don't think that adding more buffering would help. It might even make matters worse. If data is buffered and not immediately written to the

Re: blender - python32

2011-12-11 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 05:35:17PM -0600, ajtiM wrote: H! I have fresh installed 9.0-RC3 FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 #0 and I use KDE 4. I like to install Blender 2.6 but: Required To Build: lang/python32 Required To Run: lang/python32 Installed Python on the system is 2.7. I don't like to update

Re: Wifi Scanner Gnome

2011-10-13 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 02:41:44PM -0700, Michael Starr wrote: Hey, I use multiple wireless networks on a daily basis and they are different each day. Is there a simple gnome wifi scanner that allows me to easily connect my laptop to the available network? I have been looking... This

Re: is there a way to code this .... without curses?

2011-09-30 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 09:46:45PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: guys, i have written a small program using curses; that isn't the problem. but does anybody onlist know how to code the following in C: void foo() { system(stty raw); man cfmakeraw . . .

Re: random generated password

2011-08-30 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 07:16:00PM +0100, Michael wrote: Hello, When adding a new user it is possible to assign a random generated password. But is it possible to assign a random password for already existing users? Preferably in a non-interactive and scriptable way. Is it possible with

Re: Installing and using wine on amd64

2011-08-14 Thread Roland Smith
On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:27:08PM +0200, Polytropon wrote: In order to restore functionality that my old system provided almost 10 years ago (I checked when I bought it!), I'm currently trying to get wine working. Sadly, its Makefile states: ONLY_FOR_ARCHS=i386 I've done some

Re: files/dd7c394c9c9ddf4b97f1b14c676f370adc259b2c7a4b8346eba0788a431db398.gz not found -- snapshot corrupt.

2011-08-13 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 12:43:52AM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: On 08/12/11 22:54, Roland Smith wrote: On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:44:07PM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: files/dd7c394c9c9ddf4b97f1b14c676f370adc259b2c7a4b8346eba0788a431db398.gz Does this file actually exist if you extract

Re: files/dd7c394c9c9ddf4b97f1b14c676f370adc259b2c7a4b8346eba0788a431db398.gz not found -- snapshot corrupt.

2011-08-13 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 09:51:41AM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: On 08/13/11 09:26, Roland Smith wrote: On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 12:43:52AM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: On 08/12/11 22:54, Roland Smith wrote: On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:44:07PM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: files

Re: files/dd7c394c9c9ddf4b97f1b14c676f370adc259b2c7a4b8346eba0788a431db398.gz not found -- snapshot corrupt.

2011-08-12 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 05:46:37PM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: Since today, I can not update my ports tree due to this error as follows. This happens on all boxes running FreeBSD, the version of the OS (FBSD 8.2/9.0) doesn't matter. What's up with the ports collection? Probably nothing.

Re: files/dd7c394c9c9ddf4b97f1b14c676f370adc259b2c7a4b8346eba0788a431db398.gz not found -- snapshot corrupt.

2011-08-12 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 07:38:06PM +0200, Olivier Smedts wrote: 2011/8/12 Roland Smith rsm...@xs4all.nl: On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 05:46:37PM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: Since today, I can not update my ports tree due to this error as follows. This happens on all boxes running FreeBSD

Re: files/dd7c394c9c9ddf4b97f1b14c676f370adc259b2c7a4b8346eba0788a431db398.gz not found -- snapshot corrupt.

2011-08-12 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:44:07PM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote: files/dd7c394c9c9ddf4b97f1b14c676f370adc259b2c7a4b8346eba0788a431db398.gz This file is relatively recent; When I used portsnap yesterday, it wasn't there, and now it is. I do a postrmaster on a nearly daily basis. This occured

Re: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D

2011-08-04 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 05:41:44PM +0100, Chris Whitehouse wrote: Hi, before I use up too many trees experimenting, could some kind soul tell me how I can get OpenOffice to print to this printer. This is the first time I have tried to get anything printed from FreeBSD. I'm following the

Re: can't build teTeX port in FreeBSD 8.2 amd64

2011-07-30 Thread Roland Smith
On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 08:00:25PM -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote: I have been using TeX for a while and I have never had to set up anthing like this :( I had used MikTeX in winblow$ and TeTeX in linux distros and FreeBSD 5.3/FreeBSD6.2, and I had never had to mess with TDS. This is what I

Re: Printr?

2011-07-27 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 01:16:48PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: this 3040cn is seriously low-end, Avoid that low-end crap like the plague. Those are usually depend on the driver to do all the processing work and chances of finding a FreeBSD driver are essentially nonexistant. Preferably get a

Re: groff UTF-8

2011-07-19 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 01:54:29PM +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote: If you want to produce postscript output from groff, you will have to deal with postscript fonts. The usual Type 1 fonts are single-byte fonts. Groff only deals with Latin-1 characters (see groff_char(7)). What is Latin-1 ?

Re: can't build teTeX port in FreeBSD 8.2 amd64

2011-07-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:38:22AM +0200, Polytropon wrote: On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:19:13 +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote: If you know of another tex project where teTeX fails, please send me the details. I'm keen to patch teTeX as far as possible with no major changes to TDS, i.e. just

Re: groff UTF-8

2011-07-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:49:39PM +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote: Hello, In the '90 I have used for a lot of my internal and external papers and letter the groff suite (gtbl, groff, ...) with good results. I've now a project where it would fit really nicely. It's making (Postscript or

Re: Am I Missing A Compat Library?

2011-07-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:11:28AM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote: I just ran pkg_libchk and got this: avahi-app-0.6.29: /usr/local/lib/libavahi-glib.so.1 misses libicui18n.so.46 As I've never seen this before, I'm unclear on what to do to remmediate. Have you updated your ports recently? The

Re: Am I Missing A Compat Library?

2011-07-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:35:33AM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote: On 7/18/2011 11:23 AM, Roland Smith said this: On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:11:28AM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote: I just ran pkg_libchk and got this: avahi-app-0.6.29: /usr/local/lib/libavahi-glib.so.1 misses libicui18n.so.46

Re: Am I Missing A Compat Library?

2011-07-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 01:02:53PM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote: On 7/18/2011 12:43 PM, Roland Smith said this: But I _don't_ get this linker error. Just a thought, but have a look at glib and dbus, and check that it is linked to the right libicu? ('ldd /usr/local/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0

Re: can't build teTeX port in FreeBSD 8.2 amd64

2011-07-15 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 09:03:24AM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote: On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 05:08:16PM +0100, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote: I would advise you to get TeXLive instead, but that is just me. You can install from TeXLive DVD, or go get a DVD with packages: I would second

Re: Upgrading very old installation

2011-07-15 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 08:20:52AM -0400, Jaime Kikpole wrote: I'm running a FreeBSD 6.x server that hasn't been updated in about 1.5 years. atlas:~uname -mprs FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p8 i386 i386 I've been using the cvsup/make method of upgrades for years and only used freebsd-upgrade once.

Re: can't build teTeX port in FreeBSD 8.2 amd64

2011-07-14 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 05:08:16PM +0100, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote: I would advise you to get TeXLive instead, but that is just me. You can install from TeXLive DVD, or go get a DVD with packages: I would second that. It comes comlete with FreeBSD binaries for i386 and amd64 in the

Re: Seeking full-cups/lpd compilant printer

2011-05-04 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 02:49:04PM +0200, David Demelier wrote: Hello, I'm searching a printer that works with cups only (I mean no hplip needed no specific vendor driver). If you buy a printer that understands PostScript, you won't need any extra drivers. But; I would like a simple

Re: Get the dev.cpu.0.temperature from sysctl(3)

2011-05-03 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 10:12:33AM +0200, David Demelier wrote: Hello, I would like to get the dev.cpu.0.temperature node from sysctlbyname(). It seems this node is an opaque type but how to check it and store it to the appropriate variable type ? The best way to determine this is to read

Re: audacious-2.5.0 broken for anyone else?

2011-04-29 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 12:37:11AM -0400, Jimmie James wrote: Removing audio/xmp fixes the xmp-audacious.so is not compatible with this version of Audacious Removing the icecast (libshout2) leaves Failed to load plugin (/usr/local/lib/audacious/Output/icecast.so): Shared object

Re: Kind of OFF Topic. Advise pls.

2011-03-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:03:01AM -0600, Jorge Biquez wrote: Hello All. These could sound off topic, I am sorry in advance. I am upgrading an old machine from 7.3 to the latest 8.x release branch. Have you looked at what is available in the /usr/ports tree? I want to use that machine

Re: xorg-driver/xf86-video-ati-6.14.0: Worse performance since last update

2011-03-08 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 07:16:05PM +0100, O. Hartmann wrote: Since the last update of Xorg stuff, including the xf86-video-ati-6.14.0, the video performance of all of our AMD/ATi-driven boxes went worse. The bad performance also occur with the recommendations made in ports/UPDATING for

Re: Fresh binary install

2011-03-08 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 02:11:25PM -0600, Chris wrote: The goal - to keep this system running with as little intervention as possible (I suspect binary updates/upgrades is the way to go since it was something that was just starting a few years back). Keeping the system itself up to date can

Re: Finish upgrading remote server without physically being there?

2011-03-02 Thread Roland Smith
On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 05:20:33PM +0100, Damien Fleuriot wrote: 2.) How do I rebuild the ports? Either you rebuild them by hand, one after another... It kind of depends what kind of upgrade you are doing. When upgrading to another minor version (say from 8.1 to 8.2) no port rebuilds

Re: script help

2011-02-14 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 04:34:37PM -0600, Jack L. Stone wrote: # find all of the same filenames (copyright.htm) and then replace the year 2010 with 2011 in each file. Once I have a working script, I should be able to add it as a cron job to run on the first day of each new year. The following

Re: Running Xsane as user

2011-02-03 Thread Roland Smith
On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 01:41:24PM -0800, Rem P Roberti wrote: Boy, this kind of problem has been following around lately. When I attempt to start Xsane as user I get an error message telling me No device available. One of the help options states that the permissions for the device file

Re: harddrive encryption

2011-01-19 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 06:15:50PM +0100, Roland Smith wrote: What do you folks think of the relative merits of AES vs Blowfish for disk encryption? Neither have been broken with their complete number of rounds. Versions of both can be broken with a reduced number of rounds. See http

Re: harddrive encryption

2011-01-18 Thread Roland Smith
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 08:10:40AM -0800, Chip Camden wrote: It seems prudent to me to reduce the attack surface to that which really needs to be defended -- When you defend everything, you defend nothing. Not to mention avoiding the overhead of encrypting OS files. Indeed. What do you

Re: harddrive encryption

2011-01-17 Thread Roland Smith
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 09:30:39PM +0100, Alokat wrote: Hi, is it possible to encrypt my full harddrive (excluding /boot) during a freebsd installation. Or do I have to do this after the installation manually? Currently you have to do it manually afterwards. Personally, I would not

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